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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Paula Paul, author of Wizard spins a delight tale featuring Merlin’s younger sister. Fifteen year old, Meghan was planning a visit to Amorika in the eleventh century but ended up in America’s twenty first century. It seems Merlin has a bit of trouble when it comes to forward-projecting calculations. Her landing lacked grace when she ended up face down in a duck pond. She later discovered she was at a university and the young man that offered her assistance was Ryan. Ryan’s father recognized Meghan’s language as Brethon. He sent for his sister Alicia, a new age witch/psychic diviner.
Paula Paul is a genius. She has interspersed the “myth” of Arthur, Merlin and Morgan Fey with a modern day tale. I’ve always been captivated by King Arthur, the Wizard Merlin, Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. The subject matter of this book piqued my interest and I read it all in one sitting. I found it fascinating to watch Meghan adapt to today’s world. She soon learns what it is like to be the “new” girl in town, to match wits with a bunch of bullies, to be arrested and to meet “her knight in shining armor.”
I’ve always been a fan of the mystical tales of Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table. Paula Paul has put a unique twist on the tales. This book appealed to me but will also appeal to middle school and high school students. It was fun to watch Meghan’s reaction to modern things that we take for granted. The lead characters, Meghan and Ryan played well together. Paula Paul is an award winning author. While this is the first of her books I have read, it definitely won’t be the last.